OSCARS 2017: Final Predictions

Image: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Luckett

With just a few hours until the winners begin being announced, we’re fast approaching the deadline for people’s Oscar bets. Need some last-minute help? Here are my predictions of the movies that’ll be bringing home the gold tonight, ranked in order of their wins’ likelihood.

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CORE STORY: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival lineup announced

Photo: Lionsgate

Photo: Lionsgate

Chris Luckett

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held every September, is generally considered to mark the beginning of Oscar season, with many award hopefuls and buzz-about contenders making their debut.

TIFF’s director and chief executive Piers Hendling, joined by artistic director Cameron Bailey, held a news conference to reveal this year’s crop, featuring cowboys, whistleblowers, and a Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone reunion.

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OSCARS 2016: If I Gave the Oscars…

Photo: Lionsgate

Photo: Lionsgate

Chris Luckett

Tomorrow’s the Super Bowl of movies: The Oscars. More than in most years, the 88th Academy Awards’ nominations are relatively fair in recognition of what actually was the best in cinema in 2015. Of course, as protested snubs like Ridley Scott and Idris Elba illustrate, what’s nominated for Oscars is never exactly what you’d think should be. Now, if I nominated the Oscars… Continue reading